AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Processor - HotHardware

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Processor

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Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 3D animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others.  It's very demanding of system processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.

Cinebench R10
3D Rendering

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The rate at which each test system could render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.

Clock for clock, its clear that the Intel-powered rigs have a distinct advantage in this test.  The Phenom IIs perform well though, and again we see the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition outrun the other AMD processors.

Futuremark 3DMark06
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

3DMark06's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded DirectX gaming metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems.  This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance.  Calculations that are normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering.  The frame-rate generated in each test is used to determine the final score.

The Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition performs very well in the 3DMark06 CPU benchmark, but it couldn't catch the similarly clocked Core 2 Extreme; the Core i7 only increases Intel's lead here.

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Its good to see that AMD are finally after a few years back with intel. Though it was up against the lesser of the i7's and I this being the flag ship CPU, I think they need to go back to the drawing board on the Phenom line. That and bring back the FX series.

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I have this CPU and it is fantastic! I have NEVER been bottlenecked by it! And its really easy to overclock! I have mine sitting at 3.994Ghz and completely stable. 215mhz bus, 1.45vcore, 18.5x multiplier, and it runs at 47c under max load for 5 hours with the corsair H50 watercooler.

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